Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Kitschmas!

to you & yours - from mine!

Friday, December 10, 2010

WTF?!? Friday: Chips & ???

This cookbook.

And this freako clown.

Are sure that a side of this will compliment the crunch of your favorite potato chip.But wtf is it?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Whooo likes gingerbread cookys?

I wish we spelled cookies cookys. Don't you?

[my recipe comes from this book - my mom's circa the '60s]

'Tis the season to tie one on [an apron! what'd you think I met? a vodka gimlet], and I've been busy in the kitchen. Sometimes in the quiet of the evening, sometimes with the riot of the family.
Last night it was time to gingerly bake and decorate gingerbread boys [or men?], trees, stars and...owls.
The kids & Tom surprised me with a sweet hooty cooky cutter. It hit the mailbox that afternoon and I resisted the urge to defy the government and open it myself, even though it was addressed to Tom.

I'm so glad I did. Do you do gingerbread? Crunchy - or chewy?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tipsy Tuesday: Beverages for a Crowd

A jello mold that serves 20 is one thing. Spirits for a dozen is something different altogether! My mom bestowed this bevy of beverages ala Calvert Whiskey and Wabel's Liquor Store circa 1960 this weekend.We're throwing a little to-do, and I want to add some ta-daa at our modest bar. I'm thinking punch will be a pleaser - who could argue with Chapter 3?!

Like a bowl of:
Stirrup Cup
1 pint light rum
1 1/2 oz brown sugar
3 oz lime juice
6 oz pineapple juice

Serve in punch bowl with ice. Provide highball glasses filled with cracked ice and decorated with lemon peel spiral.

There are so many swell suggestions for 'home entertaining' in this handbook, it's perfection when it comes to party planning. I'd be a fool not to consult these professionals for my party.

What are your party plans?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Molds for the Masses

Kay Savage was the Dear Abby of her day. In an if-you-give-a-hoot-about-the-Detroit-Free-Press foodie kind of way. And in the back of her kinda-cookbook, Recipes From The Tower Kitchen, there is a Q & A that totally made my day.

Q--Have you a molded vegetable salad that will serve about 20?

A--[blah blah blah]...Good results can be obtained by molding this mixture in two ring molds. The centers may be used to hold small bowls of salad dressing if you wish.

Vegetable Perfection Salad
4 cans condensed beef consomme
4 pkgs lemon-flavored gelatin [why, oh why must beef be paired with lemon jello?]
2 1/2 c cold water
1/3 c lemon juice
4 hard cooked eggs, sliced
1 1/2 c sweet mix pickles, chopped
4 c shredded carrot
3 c thinly sliced celery
1/4 c chopped pimento

Do you really, really, really want me to post the instructions? I would let my stomach turn for you if you told me you wanted me to.

Please don't.

Friday, December 3, 2010

WTF?!? Friday: Shaken - not stirred.

The BH&G Blender Book does it again...
But what the hell has it done?